A weather system heading towards Florida is intensifying, but is unlikely to become Tropical Storm Chantal
A tropical storm is a cyclone – a low pressure system with an organized movement of hot winds circulating around a well-defined core – with maximum sustained wind speeds of 39 to 73 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.
On Monday, the National Hurricane Center announced that the likelihood of the disorder developing into a tropical depression or tropical storm by Wednesday was 60%. Depression has sustained winds of less than 39 miles an hour.
When depression deepens, Chantal would be the third Atlantic storm in 2019.
According to national storm experts, time plays a role here.
This depression has only about 24 hours to mature into a full-fledged tropical storm. After that, the conditions for its development will no longer be favorable, say meteorologists.
Theresa Waldrop of CNN contributed to this report.
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